Roald Dahl: the key to being Beautiful.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 10, 2012
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The key to beauty? Maitri.

Skip the crazy-pricey-trendy clothes, the plastic surgery. Dress smartly and be yourself…the light and charm in our eyes and heart will make us beautiful. And we don’t need to fight aging. Just like yourself, more and more.

Roald Dahl:



Another vaguely-relephant bonus:

Shel Silverstein (reminds me of me, in Junior High):


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


17 Responses to “Roald Dahl: the key to being Beautiful.”

  1. Me three! Roald Dahl is amazing. & Silverstein too. It's not about being all shiny and flawless…I actually find that quite boring.

  2. […] insist in being yourself and staying unfotoshopped, don’t forget to remember (daily) where your real beauty comes […]

  3. I love Roald Dahl. I grew up reading his work, and now I read it to my kids.
    This kinda reminds me of that Jack Black movie, Shallow Hal.

  4. […] {Dickens knew maitri. And perhaps inspired Dahl as well?} […]

  5. karlsaliter says:

    I had that haircut once.

  6. […] Freshly-pressed, camera-ready and finely-tuned gets boring. I’d rather someone who’s a little off-balance, like in those moments where you wave at someone and it turns out they’re waving at someone else.I love all the rumpled hair and un-tucked, out-of-breath moments. Those moments when we fall apart a little at the seams and laugh too hard or sing off key—those are where we’re beautiful. […]

  7. […] All the cosmetics in the world are no substitute for cultivating beauty on the inside. […]

  8. Sigrid Werth says:

    While I read this, Silvio Berlusconi came into my mind, especially during the first part. I don`t understand why 😉

  9. moodymcliv says:

    Love it!

  10. Melissa Block says:

    While I love Roald Dahl and wouldn't hesitate to RE-read all his books to my kids, I was horrified to discover last year that he was an avowed Anti-semite. I know everyone can't be perfect, but it does make me wonder about all the "beautiful thoughts" in his head – some of which were not so beautiful. It was heartbreaking to learn this truth about one of my favorite children's authors, but I am glad I know. From the following article in the New York Times, he is quoted as saying "even a stinker like Hitler didn't just pick on them for no reason." Pretty bad stuff.

  11. Paul HEARN says:

    A serendipitous discovery that has proven to be a fantastic fillip, and a welcome antidote, to over negative wave forms…

  12. EWH says:

    Very nice. But an actual citation of Dahl's work would be a great idea.

  13. Leah says:

    True that! 🙂

  14. fred09red says:

    Some would say that the key to being beautiful is to set up an appointment on every month at least, once being over forty. That would be the time of a woman`s life when the skin needs most of its protection against the aging process. Being beautiful, therefore, would mean, being both responsible and aware, paying attention to the needs of one`s own body.